Harpur Cinema presents ‘Manta Ray’ – Phuttiphong Aroonpheng – Thailand – 2018
October 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $4.00
Thai director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s first feature-length film takes place in a coastal village of Thailand, and focuses on two men, a local fisherman and a stranger who cannot speak. The narrative develops with beautiful, pleasurably hypnotic and emotionally rewarding images, expressing ideas of displacement, identity, powerlessness, and responsibility. “Aroonpheng’s style is certainly distinctive, but he shares the same gentleness as fellow Thai directors Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Jakrawal Nilthamrong: seeking their subjects through sorrow rather than anger” (Cinema Scope).
Won: Venice Film Festival, Best Film – Cairo International Film Festival, Best Director – Annonay International Festival of First Films, Grand Jury Prize